International Commercial Law and Practice (Online Distance Learning), LL.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    16500
    Tuition (Year)
    16500
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
Online
This internationally focused LLM will provide you with a deeper understanding of how commercial law operates in practice.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Introduction

The LLM in International Commercial Law and Practice will enable you to develop a practical understanding of the legal issues surrounding specific industries, markets and commercial relationships. It will also facilitate a broader and more generic understanding of underlying themes, such as harmonisation, regulation and compliance.

It will be of benefit to lawyers in practice dealing with international issues, and also to in-house lawyers and other professionals working in international commerce who are confronted by international legal issues and who wish to deepen their legal knowledge.

Programme overview

This programme aims to provide you with a deeper understanding of how international commercial law operates in practice, with course options to reflect interests, experience and industry focus.

Globalisation and developments in technology have led to a marked increase in international trade in goods and services, in international investment, and in the development of global financial markets. In parallel, the world of international commerce has seen major growth in the regulation of commercial activity at a national and international level, and in international litigation and arbitration. This LLM aims to help you understand the international context in which business currently operates.

The programme focuses on the legal responses to the developments shaping international commerce today, as lawyers and business professionals are increasingly required to look beyond domestic law to find solutions appropriate to their international business needs and opportunities.

Programme Structure

Module information

Modules are designed and delivered by leading academics undertaking cutting-edge research in their areas of expertise, and many have also been designed with input from leading international law firms and professional organisations.

The LLM in International Commercial Law and Practice requires that you complete a total of six modules (120 credit points), and complete a dissertation (60 credit points) over your chosen period of study. Please note the available choice of modules in any given year may change.

2015/16 core modules

  • Contract Law in Europe
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Law, Human Rights and Corporate Accountability
  • Dispute Resolution Methods
  • Principles of International Taxation
  • Corporate Compliance: Case Studies in Law and Ethics
  • Comparative and International Corporate Governance
  • International Oil and Gas Law
  • Law of Climate Change

Teaching

We aim to provide challenging, research-led teaching with students benefiting from the expertise of a multidisciplinary team of tutors and the results of innovative cross-cutting research of the highest quality.

Audience

It will be of benefit to lawyers in practice dealing with international issues, and also to in-house lawyers and other professionals working in international commerce who are confronted by international legal issues and who wish to deepen their legal knowledge.

Lecturers

Modules are designed and delivered by leading academics undertaking cutting-edge research in their areas of expertise, and many have also been designed with input from legal practitioners.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    90 ECTS 180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

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Academic Requirements

The minimum basic admission requirement for taught postgraduate degrees is an Upper Second Class honours degree (or better), or its international equivalent. Other qualifications from a recognised higher education institution will be considered on an individual basis.

Candidates who have not previously studied a legal subject may still be eligible for study, as every application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Professional experience is taken into account and all applications are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 16500 International
  • GBP 16500 EU/EEA

Funding

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